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The Reuters collection

Sanderson, M. (1994) The Reuters collection. In: Proceedings of the 16th BCS IRSG Colloquium. BCS IRSG 16th Information Retrieval Research Colloquium, 22-23rd March, 1994, Strathclyde. .


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This short paper presents the little known Reuters 22,173 test collection, which is significantly larger than most traditional test collections. In addition, Reuters has none of the recall calculation problems normally associated with some of the larger test collections now available. This paper explains the method (derived from Lewis [Lewis 91]) used to perform retrieval experiments on the Reuters collection. Then, to illustrate the use of Reuters, some simple retrieval experiments are also presented that compare the performance of stemming algorithms.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2008 13:04
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:56
Status: Published
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4570

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